PANAJI: Goa Industrial Development Corporation (Goa-IDC) has launched the IDC-Connect to improve service delivery, redress grievances and promote the implementation of industry-related schemes in Goa.
The initiative is in line with the vision of Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant. With The motto of Seva, Sahayog, and Swayampurna, the programme aims to maximize utilization of central and state schemes, especially for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).
As part of the on-going “IDC-Connect” event key departments of IDC met at the Sancoale Industrial Estate where they discussed ways to improve infrastructure and promote ease of doing business.
IDC-Connect involves conducting sessions in various industrial estates across Goa. The event is aimed at bringing key departments of IDC to the doorsteps of industries in order to redress individual and collective grievances.
Mauvin Godinho, Minister for Transport, Industries, Panchayat Raj, Trade and Commerce, Protocol & Hospitality, acknowledged a decrease in Sancoale’s Industrial Estates and addressed other relevant concerns.
“Security is of paramount importance anywhere. The wall has to be secure and constructed. We have to come down with stringent measures and see that the wall is built. The infrastructure has to be improved and when we talk about infrastructure, the road in the industrial estate needs to be worked upon,” he said.
He further said that the construction of the road from BITS Pilani will increase demand for the Sancoale Industrial Estate, leading to a positive change. He noted that IDC Connect has become a platform to discuss and resolve problems. “Once problems are identified and discussed they can be resolved effectively,” he stressed.
Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco, MLA and Chairman of GIDC, stated that the government is keen on addressing industry issues, including neglected infrastructure problems but also expects positive results from the industries.
“We are in the direction where most of the issues will get settled. Road and infrastructure issues have been neglected for many years but I’ve made it a point with the help of Ministers and the Hon’ble Chief Minister that we address all these issues,” he said.